Master of Science
none | individual acceptance
standard length of study
April 1 or october 1
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
possible throughout the year
Chemical Biotechnology deals with the chemistry of the living nature and its application in biotechnology. The main focus is on discovery, identification, synthesis, metabolisation and mechanism of biologically active compounds.
The master program Chemical Biotechnology has a modular setup. It is split into a specialisation phase and a research phase, each lasting one year. Focuses of the first year are lectures in modern fields of bioanorganic and bioorganic chemistry leading up to the state-of-the-art research. Contents are complemented with internships that can also be carried out in the research groups. Furthermore, the basics of micro-reaction technology, nanotechnology and quantum chemistry are taught. Applicants are expected to have excellent basic knowledge in chemistry and biotechnology and good knowledge in biochemistry and physics. They are also required to be familiar with chemical lines of reasoning and working methods.
Based on that, this master program offers a strong link between education and research in the working groups of the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology and in the classic engineering groups.
Detailed Overview Modultafel Chemical Biotechnology (Master program)
Research at universities
Fundamental research in large research centres (e. g. Fraunhofer Institutes)
Research and production in pharmaceutical industry
Molecular diagnostic, e.g in hospitals
Scientific career in research and education